Your View: Act like adults; fix nation’s fiscal woes

Oct. 10, 2013 @ 07:13 PM

It is difficult to believe that we have grown men and women in Washington,  D.C., who seem so inept at solving our national financial woes. The Obama administration has declared that our national bills cannot be paid unless Congress raises the debt ceiling to increase the amount government can borrow.
Now, I am not a politician and have never had the opportunity to deal with vast sums of money, but I am careful with my personal spending habits including the amount of debt I am willing to accept. Something does not seem right with the liberal Dems approach to our national money problem. Wouldn’t this be like you using your VISA card to pay your MasterCard bill?
SID STEWART
Trinity

Put criminals in jail and lose the keys
I saw in the Enterprise that this guy was sentenced to 17 months in prison for tax troubles. Do they treat all people the same?
Have you ever in your life seen such random killing of people, largely by criminals? One that killed a bunch of people had a police record as long as your arm. Come on government — let’s put these known criminals in jail and throw away the keys.
We lost a great friend recently — W.E. Andersen. He had a love for all he knew and he missed his wife who died in recent days.
May you always walk in the sunshine. Be kind to your fellow man and eat your greens. You don’t get far without Jesus. May God bless us all.
JOE ROWE
High Point

Mayor, council member set examples
I can’t understand why the mayor and City Council member in High Point think they don’t set an example for the city of High Point. They have shown disrespect for the city by being bad examples.
This has turned into a double-standard country — do as we say, not as we do.
Any leader who is voted into office is to be an example (no exceptions). Mayor Bernita Sims and Councilman Foster Douglas will probably win out of this and make everybody think they are victims.
It is so sad how things have turned out for this wonderful country. It is the opposite of what it was founded on. After all, people wanted a change. Be careful what you ask for. You may just get it.
EDITH TYSINGER
Trinity

 


YOUR VIEW POLLS

Whose fault is it for the government shut down? Who do you blame and why?
In 30 words or less (no name, address required), email your thoughts to letterbox@hpe.com or go to hpe.com under Opinion and post a comment. Here are two responses:
• The most extreme, far-right, House Republicans are mostly to blame. Many House Republicans want to vote on a clean spending bill but the more extreme members refuse to go along.
• Clearly Jimmy Carter is at fault. From NPR: “... during the last year of President Jimmy Carter’s administration. That’s when Attorney General Benjamin Civiletti issued a legal opinion saying government work cannot go on until Congress agrees to pay for it.”